Last year, along with writer Sophie Sampson, we ran a fun little game at the Hide & Seek Weekender games festival on the South Bank, called Time*Trails.
Time*Trails let you explore the history of London's South Bank, finding geo-located bits of history. There were 50 random bits of history from the 1940s and 1950s, and a bunch of trails where you could follow characters from the past exploring the Festival of Britain. We had a nice scoreboard, and handed out stickers to people like these if you scored enough:
If you missed your chance to play it last year, then fear not, we're running it again at the upcoming Sandpit evening. The Sandpit will be on Thursday 4th August in the evening at Royal Festival Hall, and there'll be loads of different games to play in what promises to be a fun evening, so we hugely encourage you to come along and take part.
We'll be running Time*Trails again, this time with its own custom built iPhone app and a bunch of updated content, and are looking forward to sending people out to explore the local history. This year it's particularly pertinent, as it's the 60th anniversary year of the Festival of Britain, and you'll be able to get a feel for what it was like in the context of all the anniversary pomp that's spread over the South Bank today.
Hope to see you there!